From the Track of This Famous Hippodrome, Not a Single Journalist Will Be Missing. Inexorable Death Has No Respect, Not Even for Those You See Here Riding Bicycles.

A work made of relief engraving or photo-relief etching (engraving style) in black on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of relief engraving or photo-relief etching (engraving style) in black on tan wove paper.

Date:

after 1895

Artist:

José Guadalupe Posada
Mexican, 1852-1913

About this artwork

The mainstream press was also a target in Posada’s day. This satirical broadside shows bicycle-riding calaveras representing various newspapers who compete in a headlong race. Comically and symbolically attired, the competitors include the Roman Catholic daily El Tiempo, who wears a mitre and appears as Father Time, and El Partido Liberal, who wears a Phrygian cap.

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La prensa dominante fue también objeto de duras críticas durante la época de Posada. Esta satírica hoja volante muestra a un grupo de calaveras en bicicletas. Cada una representa a un periódico particular compitiendo desesperadamente en una apurada carrera. Ataviados con vestimentas cómicas y simbólicas, entre los competidores se encuentran el diario católico El Tiempo, que luce una mitra y cuya imagen remite a la figura del mítico padre del tiempo Cronos, y El Partido Liberal, que porta un gorro frigio.

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Artist

José Guadalupe Posada

Title

From the Track of This Famous Hippodrome, Not a Single Journalist Will Be Missing. Inexorable Death Has No Respect, Not Even for Those You See Here Riding Bicycles.

Origin

México

Date

1895–1913

Medium

Relief engraving or photo-relief etching (engraving style) in black on tan wove paper

Dimensions

601 x 405 mm

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment, Joseph Brooks Fair and John H. Wrenn Memorial collections

Reference Number

1944.1048

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